Life is full of negotiations and compromises. However, when we think about negotiating a job offer, the stereotypes of greedy, bossy and uncommitted people quickly surface. Many people fear that negotiating a job offer will lead to tension in the workplace, or even cause them to lose an offer*. Consequently, many people shy away from negotiating and from asking for a better work experience for themselves. To help us navigate the complexities of negotiating a job offer, McGill’s Career Planning Services (CaPS) hosted a workshop called “Negotiating Your Academic Job Offer” on March 30th, presented by Dr. Niem Huynh, as part of the Academic Career Week. Here, I summarize the main strategies for negotiating a job offer.
As the weeks go by I’m getting more and more comfortable with my internship. I love walking into the office every morning and brainstorming ideas and getting my work done. Since I’m the only one in my circle that has an internship this summer, and all my friends have jobs, I can’t really compare my internship with their jobs, but of course they love to hear all about it.
The other day I came across a website where they feature interns who intern in different fields, different companies and different cities. I found it interesting to see how others view their internship, if they have any challenges, what goals they set for themselves, what is interesting about their internship etc.
So if any of you are interning this summer go visit the website and check out these cool interns!